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Should we have a scanlation culture of translators being paid for their work?
No, it's volunteer work! Labor of love or not at all
Yes, it's reasonable to pay them for their hard work
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Aria the Animation Dub Kickstarter
We don't normally post this kind of stuff, but a member asked me to talk about this so that more people know about this Kickstarter. The anime adaptation of Aria, known as Aria the Animation, is going to have an English dub. It will be done by Nozomi Entertainment, an imprint of Right Stuf Inc. Of course, many of you probably aren't interested in dubs... but this is for those of you who can afford to support the spread of niche series!

The good news is that Kickstarter is already funded! And with a reputable company, I feel there's little risk that you won't get your money's worth. (I've gotten shafted with previous Kickstarters...)

If you want a preview of the series, you can watch the first episode with Japanese audio and English subtitles on Youtube.
Posted by lambchopsil on August 26th 1:37am Comments ( 1 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Decline in Novel Release Listings
Many of you complain about seeing so many novel releases (about half of the listed releases every day are from novels). In case you didn't know, you could hide all those novels by going to edit your user profile and look at the "Types to Hide" field.

Anyways, if you fall in that camp, you'll be happy to know that a lot less novel releases will be listed on MangaUpdates. This isn't due to a policy change though. It's actually because almost every novel release for the last 1.5 months has been added by me, and quite frankly, I'm tired. I won't be adding any more novels now, as it took up way too much of my time.

Like I said, there's been no policy change. We'll still approve any novel releases you add as long as they follow our other content policies such as belonging to a group listed on MU, we can verify the release, etc. Please give the correct release date if it was a date in the past.

Reminder that we don't have restrictions on who can add what releases. You don't need to belong to the scanlation group in order to add a release by them.

- lambchopsil
Posted by lambchopsil on August 19th 3:53am Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Goals
This week's poll is from our member ZeroAngels. It as actually originally suggested over 9 years ago, so long time coming! You can interpret it as long term goals or short term goals. It's your choice.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you have a topic that is an immediate deal breaker if a manga series you were already reading suddenly featured that topic, such that you would stop reading the series (even if it was "tastefully" done)? For example: religion, rape, etc.
No topics offend me on principle - votes: 1987 (40.6%)
I used to have one, but not anymore - votes: 286 (5.8%)
I can think of one deal breaker - votes: 1584 (32.3%)
There's many topics that would stop me from continuing a series - votes: 1040 (21.2%)
There were 4897 total votes.
The poll ended: August 19th 2017

Many people who commented said they're fine with any topic as long as it was done well, so they're basically fine with anything
Posted by lambchopsil on August 19th 3:25am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Deal Breaker
This week's poll is from residentgrigo. It's a bit long-winded, but the scenario we're talking about is a series you are already reading (and hopefully like), then suddenly it brings up a topic out of left field that makes you wanna drop the series. Does this happen to you?

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Your favorite manga is being adapted into an anime. What are you most worried about concerning the upcoming anime?
Poor animation - votes: 374 (6%)
Art style won't transfer well to animation - votes: 240 (3.8%)
Poor voice acting decisions - votes: 207 (3.3%)
Storyline or character changes - votes: 1484 (23.8%)
Filler content - votes: 238 (3.8%)
Censorship - votes: 250 (4%)
Rushed story and/or skipping chapters - votes: 1779 (28.5%)
Bad quality in general - votes: 1469 (23.5%)
It's not the "original," so it's automatically worse - votes: 200 (3.2%)
There were 6241 total votes.
The poll ended: August 11th 2017

Wow, 3 choices got most of the votes
Posted by lambchopsil on August 12th 2:49am Comments ( 27 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Manga into Anime
This week's poll was suggested by Karonhioktha. The poll probably doesn't have the option you want, but oh well. I feel like anime based off manga are generally alright anyways. Now if it was a movie based off a game, I'd be a lot more fearful.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you think that scanlations should continue after a series is licensed?
Yes, always - votes: 2078 (36%)
Only if I'm reading that series - votes: 358 (6.2%)
As long as the scanlations keep ahead of the published licensed volumes - votes: 1754 (30.4%)
Continue until there's an actual DMCA complaint - votes: 1100 (19.1%)
Never. Scanlations should only be for unlicensed series - votes: 478 (8.3%)
There were 5768 total votes.
The poll ended: August 4th 2017

This last poll really divided some people...
Posted by lambchopsil on August 5th 1:46am Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
I'm surprised we never had this poll before. It's actually a really good question to ask the community. The question was submitted by shiarisu.

You can submit poll ideas here

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How long is too long for an anime series?
12-13 episodes - votes: 70 (0.8%)
24-26 episodes - votes: 177 (2.1%)
52 episodes - votes: 924 (11%)
100 episodes - votes: 1636 (19.4%)
200 episodes - votes: 1024 (12.2%)
500 episodes - votes: 1277 (15.2%)
1000+ episodes - votes: 974 (11.6%)
It's never too long - votes: 2336 (27.8%)
There were 8418 total votes.
The poll ended: July 28th 2017

How many of you would actually finish a 200+ episode anime?...
Posted by lambchopsil on July 29th 3:00am Comments ( 33 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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